More people in Norway want to get married in the summer

Wedding ringPhoto: Petr Ovralov / Unsplash

There have been fewer marriages than usual during the pandemic, but that is about to change.

According to the Tax Administration, the number of applications has now increased in line with the opening of society and the opportunities for larger weddings.

Before the wedding, couples must get a certificate that shows that the conditions for entering into marriage are met. The certificate is valid for four months from the date of issue.

The tax authorities process an average of 1,500 applications a month and usually issue most certificates in March, April, May, and June. Although the number is not quite back to pre-corona levels, the trend is picking up. 

“The number of applications for certificates is still somewhat lower than 2019, which was a normal year, but now we see that the number of applications is increasing again. 

Increase expected

“In April and May, there was a small increase compared to May last year, and we believe we will see the increase continue throughout the summer,” Elin Imsland, department director for the National Population Register in the Tax Administration, noted.

She encourages couples who want to get married to apply early, as it can take five to six weeks before everything is ready.

“Those who are getting married this summer should apply for a certificate fairly quickly, while those who are opting for an autumn wedding have some more time,” Imsland added.

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